• Farmers seek MPs’ help to pressure the govt to act on sector’s challenges

    Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) has sought support from legislators in taking to task the government on critical issues facing smallholder farmers in the country. The organization held the advocacy meeting recently at the Pius Msekwa conference in Dodoma to engage with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture,...

  • MVIWATA commends President Magufuli for tackling farmers’ concerns

    The National Network of Farmers Groups Tanzania (MVIWATA) has paid outstanding tribute to His Excellency President John Pombe Magufuli for taking various measures that seek to tackle real issues that constrain development of smallholder farmers in the country. Through his remarks given at different occasions, the President has expressed his...

  • MVIWATA members set to benefit from crops insurance scheme

    About 300 cashew nut farmers based in Masasi district, Mtwara region are expected to benefit from crops insurance scheme under the Farm Risk Management for Africa project. The project is implemented in three countries including Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Zambia. In Tanzania the project is implemented by the National Network...

  • Spices growers from Uluguru mountains mull going international

    In a bid to assisting smallholder farmers to be able to tap vast potential of horticultural crops especially spices, MVIWATA is set to link producers with buyers in the international market. Spices producers in Kinole and Tawa villages on Uluguru Mountain have been fetching poor prices for their produce such...

  • Understand smallholder farmers’ hurdles, stakeholders told

    Agriculture continues to be the backbone of the Tanzania’s economy; it is the biggest employer, a leading foreign earner and source of food for the population. The sector contributes 25 percent of the GDP and employs 75 per cent, whose majority are smallholder farmers in rural areas. However, despite various...

  • Stakeholders urge the Govt to subsidize sesame farming to boost production

    The government has been urged to give Sesame preferential treatment in the District Agricultural Development Plans (DADPS) in order to end constraints facing the crop production amid its global demand surge. Presenting findings of the research conducted on behalf of MVIWATA to identify policy that affect sesame production and Marketing...

  • Burundian smallholder farmers visit MVIWATA on a learning mission

    Six representatives of the Burundi’s UHACOM, an apex body of 16 cooperatives dealing with advocacy, marketing to its members in Burundi have visited the National Network for Farmers Groups in Tanzania (MVIWATA) on an exchange trip. The UHACOM- Haguruka Union of Multi-sector Cooperatives is the upper level of cooperative movement...

  • Small scale farmers want the government to annul GMO law

    Small scale farmers in the country have appealed to the government to revoke the law that allows production of GMO produce in the country claiming that the technology is distorting the market for their produce and poses health threat to consumers. The call was made by members of the national...

  • “We don’t see benefits of WTO,” say smallholder farmers

    Smallholder farmers through their National network of farmers groups in Tanzania (MVIWATA) have stated that they do not see any benefits for the country to continue being a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a belief that it supports the smallholder farmers. The latter is the only international...

  • Civil society organizations highlight shortcomings in six human rights

    Civil society organizations have raised alarm over existing gaps in important six Human Rights that they presented to the United Nations, through the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as part of the Universal Periodic Review whereby various governments evaluate their own implementation of human rights. Among the...

Farmers seek MPs’ help to pressure the govt to act on sector’s challenges Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) has sought support
MVIWATA commends President Magufuli for tackling farmers’ concerns The National Network of Farmers Groups Tanzania (MVIWATA) has paid
MVIWATA members set to benefit from crops insurance scheme About 300 cashew nut farmers based in Masasi district, Mtwara
Spices growers from Uluguru mountains mull going international In a bid to assisting smallholder farmers to be able
Understand smallholder farmers’ hurdles, stakeholders told Agriculture continues to be the backbone of the Tanzania’s economy;
Stakeholders urge the Govt to subsidize sesame farming to boost production The government has been urged to give Sesame preferential treatment
Burundian smallholder farmers visit MVIWATA on a learning mission Six representatives of the Burundi’s UHACOM, an apex body of
Small scale farmers want the government to annul GMO law Small scale farmers in the country have appealed to the
“We don’t see benefits of WTO,” say smallholder farmers Smallholder farmers through their National network of farmers groups in
Civil society organizations highlight shortcomings in six human rights Civil society organizations have raised alarm over existing gaps in

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